CITIZENSHIP BY - NATURALIZATION   CITIZENSHIP FOR A CHILD
     CITIZENSHIP MADE BY A FORMER CITIZEN
   
A citizen of any country, other than the British Commonwealth or Republic of Ireland, who holds resident status in Trinidad and Tobago for a minimum of 8 years, may apply to the Minister of National Security for the grant of a Certificate of Naturalization.
  An application is made by the responsible parent or guardian before the child attains age eighteen (18) years or by the child within one year of his attaining eighteen (18) years of age.    On approval a Certificate of Citizenship of Trinidad and Tobago Form (4) is issued to the child and such child is deemed a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago by descent.
   
Application for Citizenship by Registration
 
A Citizen of the British Commonwealth or Republic of Ireland who holds resident status in Trinidad and Tobago for a minimum of 5 years may apply to the Minister of National Security to be registered as a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago.
An application form is obtained from the Ministry of National Security, no fee attached.
An application is submitted to the Ministry of National Security on the prescribed form 7, three (3) Original forms, and is subject to the approval of the Minister (MNS website).

- Section7 (1) of the Citizenship Act Chapter 1: 50
A Certificate of Citizenship (Form 9) is granted on approval of the application

Requirements: -
  Section 7 (1) a
 
  Birth Certificate - Section 7(1) b, Section 7(1) c
  Marriage/Divorce Certificates (where applicable) - Section 7(2)
  Sworn Declarations/Affidavits (where applicable) - and Section 13 (A) of the Citizenship Act Chapter 1: 50
  Police Certificate of Character from country of residence and /or home country
  Medical Forms 40 and 40A
  Proof of Legal Entry into Trinidad and Tobago
  Proof of Resident Status
  Adequate Knowledge of the English Language and duties of a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago
  Take the Oath of Allegiance of Trinidad and Tobago

  Fees:
 
  Non-Refundable Application fee: $100.00TT
  Certificate fee:  $ 840.00TT


Citizenship can be lost if such a citizen acquires the citizenship of another country by voluntary act other than marriage
- Section 11 (1) of the Citizenship Act Chapter 1:50